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Footy (soccer) clubs to join?

 
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texasisthereason



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:36 pm    Post subject: Footy (soccer) clubs to join? Reply with quote

Hello all--- I will be moving to Doha in August and was looking to find information on football clubs that expats are able to join.

Trying to stay active for my time there as well as socialize as I will be coming on my own.

Any sort of information on sports clubs or the cost of joining a gym with squash/swimming/racquetball facilities would also be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Tx
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millie18



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try doing a search on www.eventsdoha.com - it seems to have a lot of sports related groups/activities that might give you a starting point.

For the high end (and I think racquet ball is only offered at a few places) the 5* hotels usually have excellent facilities and often you get beach access as well. They are universally very expensive and often memberships are double the price for single males. You can get more info on any of their websites (Hilton, Marriott, 4 Seasons, Ritz, Intercon, etc.) There are no public beaches in Doha proper, you have to travel outside the city.

Also google Aspire Zone, they have great facilities but as they cater towards an athletic program, timings/availability for the public may not be ideal - however, I believe their prices are quite reasonable.
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texasisthereason



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the information millie.

I am coming from Hong Kong where there are a fair amount of pulic pitches/sporting grounds available and a place where people can meet up for 5 a side football as well as artificial grounds for full 11 a side. Was curious if this existed in Qatar.

What can one expect to spend on a gym membership that provides the basic facility and beach access?

Are there a fair amount of active extracurricular activities to take part in amoung expats/locals?

Tx
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